Addicted to your handheld device? Take the iPhone Challenge – a cold bucket of clarity over your head.
I’ve just read an interesting piece from Jake Knapp. And I’ve just deleted Twitter from my iPhone. It’s one of the steps he recommends towards a “distraction free iPhone”.
Essentially, he’s developed a Four Step Programme for iPhonoholics that can help them overcome their addiction to “everything, everywhere” and allow them to concentrate better on the here and now.
He’s been clean for a year, but he suggests you try the programme for 24 hours to see if it works. So, I am. Other steps include disabling Mail, news feeds, social media and other distracting apps.
Jake doesn’t appear to be a luddite, just one of an increasing number who think we need to develop self-restraint when it comes to plugging-in to the vast wonder of the internet. I think he’s right.
I’ll keep you posted on my progress. Via my laptop.